Beasts from the East!

Thursday, March 1st 2018

Not all beasts from the East are bad news! Some of our wintering birds come from Scandinavia. This beautiful Redwing was caught and ringed at the weekend by some members of the Swaledale Ringing Group.

Redwing

Another winter visitor is the Fieldfare which is usually seen feeding in large flocks in open fields. However the extreme weather conditions have encouraged some of these stunning birds to visit gardens. 

Fieldfare in snow

Similar in size to a Blackbird, these thrushes also enjoy feeding on fallen fruit and Rowan berries and can be attracted to your garden if you leave apples out on the lawn.

This one was caught and ringed this afternoon. It is an adult female and from close up you can see the rusty-yellow or ochre tinge on its breast.

Fieldfare


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